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Help in determining unwelcome sound

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I installed my original hard drive in the replacement Dell Optiplex.  Very quiet at first.  Now there is a low buzzing sound most of the time the unit is on, and a very low soft drumming sound.  I am concerned either the replacement 760 has a power supply deficiency or the hard drive has problems.  What is the best way to test this?

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Often sounds like that are from vibrations, but can also be caused by wires too close to the fan.


Open the case and check to make sure that all wires are away from the fans and that the case panels are properly secured and that is nothing loose on the computer.

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